Royal Saudi and US air forces carry out exercise over Arabian Gulf

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Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and F-15C fighters belonging to the US Air Force flew in formation over the Arabian Gulf Sunday. (SPA)
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Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and F-15C fighters belonging to the US Air Force flew in formation over the Arabian Gulf Sunday. (SPA)
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Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and F-15C fighters belonging to the US Air Force flew in formation over the Arabian Gulf Sunday. (SPA)
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Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and F-15C fighters belonging to the US Air Force flew in formation over the Arabian Gulf Sunday. (SPA)
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Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and F-15C fighters belonging to the US Air Force flew in formation over the Arabian Gulf Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 16 June 2019
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Royal Saudi and US air forces carry out exercise over Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and F-15C Eagle fighter jets belonging to the US Air Force flew in formation over the Arabian Gulf Sunday, supported by both Saudi and US air-to-air refueling aircraft.
The aim of the exercise was to continue to strengthen military relations between the two countries.
US officials have recently said that there has been a surge in intelligence pointing to Iranian preparations for attacks against US forces and interests in the Gulf region.
In response to those intelligence warnings, the US on May 5 announced it was accelerating the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier battle group to the Gulf region. It also sent four nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Qatar and has beefed up its defenses in the region by deploying more Patriot air defense systems.


Saudi Arabia’s Zamzam water initative launched for Hajj

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Saudi Arabia’s Zamzam water initative launched for Hajj

  • The initiative will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah
  • The Spokesperson of the Al-Zamazema office, Amir bin Faisal Obaid, said that the initiative will provide Zamzam water to pilgrims

DUBAI: The undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Religious Affairs, Hussein Al-Sharif, sponsored “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative and program launched by Al-Zamazema office.

The Spokesperson of the Al-Zamazema office, Amir bin Faisal Obaid, said that the initiative will provide Zamzam water to pilgrims. 

Zamzam water comes from the Zamzam well located in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. It is believed in the Islamic faith that it is a miraculously generated source of water from God.
Saudi Arabia aims to provide the pilgrims with high quality and efficient services, a statement by the Al-Zamazema office said. 

The efforts are in line with the current developments taking place in the Kingdom under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad, the statement added. 
Services will be provided to all pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom.

The initiative will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.